Every summer comes with lots of Carnival games. Since we’re about all sorts of different games here, we thought it would be fun to show some tips and tricks on how to beat 4 popular Carnival game schemes:
* The Ladder Game: I have easily dropped $100 on this game over the last 2 years. The trick to beating this game is to avoid touching the rungs of the ladder. Your hands and feet should ALWAYS be on the rope. The rungs provide a false sense of security and in reality, they throw off the balance of the ladder. Just be sure to apply an equal amount of weight to each side. This is still a damn tough trick but this will indeed help. I did it 3 times in a row at a carnival and then I was asked to leave the game.
* The Machine Gun Shooting A Star: This game is pretty much BS but we all want to be Rambo right? The ONLY way to ever beat this game is if you shoot a complete circle around the star. Most people try to start at the center and move out because by nature, hitting the center means you have good aim (darts, etc.). In this game, you can forget that. You simply don’t have enough pellets to hit the middle and move out.
* Basketball Shot: Come on, we all know that rim is tight and the backboard is made of pure steel. The key here is is to, like Jordan, hit nothing but net. A bank shot off the backboard will generally rebound crazily because of its composition. NOW..you have to know that the rim on these is anywhere from .5″ to 1″ narrower than a regulation NBA rim so you better do a little King James and hit it. If not, you’re cooked.carnival balloon game
* Dart Games: If you have your own darts like I do, bring them. Most Carnies will let you use them. If not, just throw the dart towards the middle of the board and use an arc. Don’t aim because Carnie darts are seriously designed to fade fast, meaning they will plummet. Aim high and let ‘er rip!
Is this too real for you? There’s actually a Carnival Games videogame compilation coming to Wii on August 27th, 2007.